Aaron Rodgers is not happy with the Green Bay Packers and reportedly won't return to the franchise unless general manager Brian Gutekunst is fired. He's even reportedly threatening retirement unless the situation is repaired.
It appears likely that Rodgers could play elsewhere in 2021. While the Denver Broncos reportedly were putting together an intriguing trade package to offer the Packers for the reigning MVP, another AFC West team shouldn't be overlooked.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler said Sunday morning on "SportsCenter" that Rodgers is interested in heading to Las Vegas and that the Raiders are a team to watch as this situation progresses.
"[Aaron Rodgers] is reportedly intrigued by the Raiders as well, so they have to be on this list," Fowler said, (H/T Bleacher Report). They're happy with Derek Carr; nothing's going on right now, and they very well could extend Derek Carr sometime soon. But the Raiders look into every single quarterback situation. ... They looked at past free agents or trade options. So, Jon Gruden is sort of always lurking. You can't discount them."
While the Raiders are comfortable with Carr, Rodgers is an upgrade for almost any team. The three-time MVP would almost certainly help the Raiders get back to the postseason for just the third time since 2002 and first time since 2016.
Although Rodgers is interested in the Raiders, the Packers are adamant they will not trade him. However, he could force his way out.